Multimedia concert comes to MCC as part of Black History Month

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will kick-off Black History Month with “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz,” a Langston Hughes Project. The piece is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, which features the Ron McCurdy Quartet. The event will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the Swanson Conference Center inside the Institute for the Culinary Arts on the College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd and Sorensen Parkway. 


“Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” is a Hughes homage in verse, from music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. It is a twelve-part poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz.


The event also features a meet and greet with a hors d’oeuvres buffet starting at 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 531-MCC-2253.